Summer music festivals with RV camping make great road trip destinations. If you’ve always wanted to take your RV on a music festival adventure, spring is the time to get your tickets and make plans.
From coast-to-coast in the U.S., dozens of locations play host to major outdoor jam sessions throughout the year. Each offers a great time to RVers who love music ranging from folk to techno, jazz to reggae and beyond.
You’ll find music festivals with RV camping around the U.S.
Music Festivals with RV Camping: What to Expect
Some things to remember when preparing for your music festival road trip include:
- Camping passes are usually sold separately
- Pets are usually not allowed.
- RV camping passes can seem expensive, but the convenience of camping within a short distance of the stage is worth the price.
- Some RV sites have hookups, some don’t. If you boondock you probably won’t be allowed to use a generator.
- Festivals are held rain or shine. Bring rain gear.
- You won’t be allowed to take any food or drink out of the campground.
- Everyone and everything is subject to search, even your vehicle.
- Always check the policies before you buy a ticket.
With those considerations out of the way, here’s a list of four fabulous summer music festivals with RV camping.
Summer Music Festivals for Great Road Trips
June: Firefly Music Festival
Held in June of every year, this is a big-name, huge music festival that covers the gamut of pop and rock music. Although it doesn’t exactly cater to families with kids, children eight years and younger are free. A four-day pass will set you back about $300, but with music headliners like these all in one spot, it’s worth the price:
Recent Firefly headliners include:
- Paul McCartney
- Kings of Leon
- Snoop Dogg
- Cold War Kids
- Modest Mouse
- The Killers
This is a down-home, hands-on and family-friendly folk music festival held in one of Appalachia’s most famous music locations, Floyd. Promoters describe the mission of Floydfest like this,
To sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.
Kids play a big role at FloydFest with a kid’s music stage, games, recreation and even open mic events.
FloydFest performers include headliners like:
- Drive By Truckers
- Leftover Salmon
- Shovels & Rope
- Lord Huron
- Emmylou Harris
- Keller Williams
August: The Peach Music Festival
The Peach Music Festival is “the only Allman Brothers Band (ABB) inspired and curated festival in the Northeast.” This relatively new festival has an on-site water park and offers relatively inexpensive tickets that start at $155. You’ll have two or four-day pass options where you can catch folk and classic rock headliners like:
- The Allman Brothers Band
- Zac Brown Band
- Trey Anastasio Band
- Bob Weir & RatDog
- Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
- Gov’t Mule
- Willie Nelson
September: Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
What better way to wrap up your summer than a trip to Colorado’s stunning San Juan Mountains for music and craft beer in a high-altitude mountain setting? Since 1994 the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival has taken over the town’s biggest park each September, right when the aspens are starting to turn color. The festival will set you back about $200 just for the performances, but you’ll catch blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances like:
- The Violent Femmes
- Black Joe Lewis
- Buddy Guy
- Melissa Etheridge
- Mickey Hart Band
- The B-52s
Great music makes up for bare bones RV sites.
As you can see, music festivals with RV camping accommodations usually make for cramped and rugged living. But who cares when you get to see bands like those listed above?